SLOW-COOKER BARBECUED BEANS
1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup mild-flavor (light) molasses
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon ground mustard
2 cans (15.5 ounces each) great northern beans, drained, rinsed
2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained, 1/2 cup liquid reserved
In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp and onions are tender; drain.
In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix bacon, onion and remaining ingredients, including reserved liquid. Cover; cook on low heat setting 3 to 4 hours. Makes 12 servings.
Tips: A tablespoon of cooked bacon pieces can be saved to garnish the top of beans at serving time.
Decrease the brown sugar to 1/4 cup if you prefer beans that are less sweet.
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